Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rimping Village : Great hotel with great service

Exterior View

The hotel is great, away from the old town. In a few minutes you can reach everything with tuk tuk or bicycle. The bikes are free! Moreover, the hotel also has a parking for the rental car.

The hotel staff are all very nice, helpful and give you tips. One evening we were with our own car to the Saturday Night Market driven (for the same money what a tuk tuk cost). However, the market was so crowded that you could barely walk. We have then set to one of the stalls in the market and ate delicious food opposite for little money.

The room was very clean, good-very hard bed. Front of the room with chairs and table, so that you can also sit outside. The pool area is very nice, unfortunately, many chairs in the shade, which is almost a bit fresh in the afternoon just in December.
Breakfast was great.

Around the corner is a huge supermarket and a massage parlor.

I can absolutely recommend this hotel.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Dream beach in Koh Samet

Sai Kaew Beach Resort
Located on the main beach of Koh Samet. You can book different types of rooms. We had a cottage. This was right on the beach and very spacious and clean. The staff is very friendly and will help at any time. On the beach are some bars that also offer evening shows. We recommend the Ploy bar with fire show. The hotel breakfast is very tasty and has everything to offer. Wi-Fi is free and the chairs on the beach also included. For a beach holiday this is the perfect accommodation. But not a luxury. The hotel has only three stars. Nevertheless, I would come here again.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hotel Monteleone: great location

Hotel Monteleone

This hotel has an unstudied, not stiff elegance. In harmony with its location As other reviewers have said, it is in the French Quarter on Rue Royal, one block from Bourbon Street. We heard no drunken revelers in the streets of our room, but we could hear faint music of the calliope Riverboat from time to time (but not during normal sleep). The concierge and front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.

The rooms may be small in comparison with some seemed modern hotel room, but they are not too small for the era and the style of the hotel. If space is what you bring to bear in this hotel caution, the huge Marriott or the Sheraton could close more your cup of tea.

My sister and I stayed for 5 nights in a room with two double beds in the 14th Stock. We have a wonderful view of the river. Our room was clean and tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds, a large bedside table, desk and chair and an armchair. The wardrobe was equipped with a TV, drawers, a safe, a cube fridge and a bucket with ice and glasses. In the closet, there was a real hanger (wood, standard hook), two plush bathrobes and two folding luggage rack. There was also a neat coffee maker in the room (and real 800 & 800, not powder), so we have good coffee in the morning.

The bathroom was small, but perfectly adequate for two women and all our marine equipment, although it would be desirable with an extra shelf under the sink. Hairdryer - a real, was not normal whiny Eumelus device also attached to the wall - hung in a velveteen bag on the bathroom door. Shower rod was one of those bent, so that the shower is not as close as it sometimes not. I wanted that. Towels here, but that was fixed with a call to the housekeeping

Carousel Bar is a novelty - at least for me. Unlike the revolving doors of restaurants with a view, it is the only bar I know that you simply order the bartender. We'd never look at a place on carousel itself, but we have very comfortable leather chairs wing chairs along the windows on the Rue Royale. A second bar at the back of the room looked comfortable, too. The advantage is that when the room begins to spin there, you can be sure, drunk your fault instead of the ground beneath you.

I usually avoid hotel restaurant food, especially in such a great city like New Orleans to eat. It does not take away from the food in the restaurant in the Monteleone restrained. Neither my sister and I felt like we were on a great meal had missed something when we ate dinner there one night. The breakfast was excellent, unreliable cookies, delicious coffee, perfect eggs. My side dish of porridge was the best I ever had. Who knew one cereal, sharpen slightly raised?

I have been in top 5 hotels in / near the French Quarter. I hope I have the opportunity to stay at the Monteleone again.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ARIA Resort & Casino: Unbelievable!

entrance with a waterfall

Who wants to experience luxury is certainly in good hands. It starts with the fact that one has not even open the car door even when you pull up with a rental car. The rental car disappears against a small fee in the garage. The luggage is moved discreetly into the lobby and at the reception there is her best "work off" the flood of Hotel guest. That was really the only one where you could say: oh well! The staff could certainly be a little more in this area.

the way to the room can get very far. The hotel is big, no it is very large. Well remember with what lift you have to go up to what level. You can get lost for real. Really. And then the room. Obliged the room opens to the magnetic card. You enter the room, the lights go on, the curtain rises, the lights will slowly dim again, the air conditioning goes on quietly, the TV comes on and welcomes the guest, and then view the madness ........ !

The beds were the best places I've ever slept on.

The breakfast is excellent. Whether choice, quality, diversity, etc. However, the atmosphere in our view is quite sterile.
Oh, and if you want to have your rental car, simply go to the black-robed men, drop off your list and wait in the air-conditioned lounge. After the latest 5 minutes they are back in your air-conditioned vehicle.

By the way: You do not close the door to.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hotel del Coronado: Great location, best rooms, best service

Front of Hotel del Coronado

We chose the Del to the end of our vacation and traveled to California with fairly high expectations.

Even at a very early check-in we were pleasantly surprised: at 12:00 already had a room ready and it was a free upgrade. The service was attentive but not intrusive later. The restaurants for dinner met expectations, and I would prefer the ocean, since the dishes are a bit more interesting and the ambiance somewhat dignified - but not overly nice - is.

The music offering in the bar was good (almost every night some different performers). A small minus, you can give your morning breakfast buffet, which was correct, but that's in California or Hawaii considerably larger.

The oft-cited maneuver the Navy did not bother us, it was really not much (about 2-3 Jets a day) plus some smaller planes.

Overall, a fully recommended hotel which has preserved despite the size of the charm and has implemented the following modernity well.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

The New Yorker Hotel: Recommendation!

The entrance

The building in which the hotel is home to The New Yorker, dates from 1931. Worthwhile, therefore, is also a look at the history of the house. The rooms (we stayed on the 24th floor) have been recently renovated, all of the charming Art Deco-design the early days, but a modern interpretation. The room (1 queen size bed) was as usual in all hotels in the city is very small, but it was enough, because you spent the whole day on the road anyway. Therefore advisable to book a room with two beds, because you win a few square meters of space. Clean rooms, on request, the sheets are changed daily. Towels automatically every day. We were lucky and got a room with a view of the Empire State Building (morning and night a great sight, ask for a "view room", a bit more expensive). Rooms have modern air conditioning, unfortunately - and therefore small point deduction - the bathroom had no heating. This could be very unpleasant in cold days. The bathroom was not as tip-top facilities in the (very tired) as the bedroom. The hotel has nearly 1,000 rooms, so it is a constant coming and going. Did not bother.

The location has many advantages: subway stations right outside the house building (with the lines that lead to the main attractions), a few minutes walk to Times Square with all musical theaters, at Macy's and the Empire State . In the neighborhood of many fast food places. The area is safe (8th Avenue at 34th Street), you can walk around in the evening without any problems. Also important: the Airport Express bus stops on the street corner in front of the hotel. Pleasant: the elevators in the hotel lobby is only allowed through, who can show a card room. We had breakfast in the hotel belonging to Tick Tock Diner (a la carte), comfortable, very good and affordable. On departure you can leave the luggage store. The hotel provides shuttle to the airport, the Newark Airport, it costs $ 30 a person. Check out time is 12 noon clock, if you ask, you can keep no extra charge up to 14 clock the room.

We were only three days in the city that never really asleep, and had the good location a big time advantage.

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